Top trends for leaf season
Monday was the first day of fall. Thus begins a rolling program of home decorations and pie-eating which will last until January (it’s the American way). More importantly, for this publication at least, it’s officially time for new season fashions *does mental cartwheel*.
Because I am ever your selfless servant, I rounded up what look like being the hottest - yet still totally wearable - trends for autumn 2019. Bear them in mind when browsing the rails (real or virtual) or, even better, when digging out your own cooler weather clothes from storage. There truly is nothing better than remembering that you already own and love some of these styles…
Remember the jumpsuit featured my previous post? Well, variations on that pattern are everywhere. I say muted, because the softer colors (cream, brown, blue, yellow) are definitely triumphing over the black-based plaid of yore and seem more right for the season.
Rust/burnt orange tones
Bear with me here. I know half of you are thinking “not with my complexion”, but this color is so ubiquitous this autumn that I guarantee you’ll find a variation that works for you. From sweaters to raincoats to accessories, dressing like a fallen leaf is definitely a thing this season.
Teddy bear coats
This delightful trend started a year or two back and is still going strong. I can see why. What could he better than a coat that feels like a hug every time you put it on? Yes it’s bulky and won’t give you a flattering silhouette but who cares when you’re basically wearing a care bear?
Did it ever go away? I doubt it. But if you still feel that animal print can look trashy, especially as you move into middle age, then surely you’ll be more comfortable in a cozy leopard print sweater or some (faux) snakeskin ankle boots than a skimpy summer dress adorned with creature patterns.
These are my top beast-inspired finds for fall.
Pussy bow blouses and dresses
Y’all know I love Natasha Lyons (aka Pussybow Queen) and I’m pretty sure she’s inspired a movement this autumn. Tie-neck silky blouses - print and plain - abound this autumn. And if a blouse just isn’t enough, there’s dress versions too. Perfect for Thanksgiving dinner.
Spotted anything while shopping that I’ve missed? Or do you have a go-to fall style you always dig out at this time of year? Let me know and check out the Pinterest board inspired by this post for a visual pumpkin-free feast.